Dear music lovers,
I wish you a happy Friday, weekend arrives!
I started to play guitar when I was 10 years old. and today I want to write about the guitar players that influenced me the most.
The first track that I tried to play on my electric guitar was “Who Knows” performed by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.
Here′s a very rare video of Hendrix performing “Hey Joe” playing the guitar solo with his tongue.
And her′s another very rare video showing Jimi Hendrix jamming with Eric Clapton & Cream in London. Jimi dethroned the “God” Clapton. This video supplies also a lot of insider information around the foundation of trhe legebdary “Jimi Hendix Experience”,
And here′s another of my favorite guitar heroes, Zakk Wylde, the longterm guitar player of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.
Wylde in August 2010
|Birth name||Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt|
|Born||January 14, 1967?
Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
|Genres||Heavy metal,?hard rock,?sludge metal,?groove metal,?southern rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, actor, producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, keyboards, harmonica, bass|
|Labels||Geffen,?Spitfire,?Inside Out, Artemis,?Roadrunner,?Epic,?Sony|
|Associated acts||Black Label Society,?Ozzy Osbourne,?Pride & Glory,?Steel Dragon,?Britny Fox,?Black Sabbath|
In this video one of his best guitar solos with Osbourne.
And here′s my all time favorite guitar solo in a song of Zakk Wylde′s band “Black Label Society.
In my first blog “FUSION” we heard? Billy Gobham′s “Spectrum”. with guitar player Tommy Bolin.
Bolin in 1975
|Birth name||Thomas Richard Bolin|
|Born||August 1, 1951
Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.
|Died||December 4, 1976?(aged?25)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Genres||Hard rock,?blues rock,?funk rock,?jazz fusion|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, bass, drums, piano, keyboards, synthesizer|
|Associated acts||Zephyr,?Billy Cobham,?James Gang,?Deep Purple,?Moxy,?Alphonse Mouzon, Energy, A Patch of Blue|
Here′s one of my favorite songs from his first solo album “Teaser”.
And here′s one of my all time favorite songs, from the time when Tommy Bolin played with James Gang.
I want to introduce a guitar legend that influenced me a lot with his unmistakeable guitar sound created with a !voice box” that I had to byuy immediatly to copy his sound.
|Johnny “Guitar” Watson|
Watson in 1976
|Birth name||John Watson Jr.|
|Also known as||Young John Watson|
|Born||February 3, 1935
Houston, Texas, United States
|Died||May 17, 1996?(aged?61)
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, bass guitar, drums|
|Labels||Federal, RPM,?Keen, Class,?Kent, Arvee, Goth, Escort,?King,?Highland, Jowat,?Okeh,?Fantasy,?DJM,?A&M,?Valley Vue, Wilma|
|Associated acts||Chuck Higgins,?Floyd Dixon,?Larry Williams,?The Mighty Hannibal,?Etta James,?Frank Zappa|
John Watson Jr.?(February 3, 1935 – May 17, 1996), known professionally as?Johnny “Guitar” Watson, was an American?blues,?soul, and?funk?musician and singer-songwriter. A flamboyant showman and electric guitarist in the style of?T-Bone Walker, Watson recorded throughout the 1950s and 1960s with some success. His creative reinvention in the 1970s with funk overtones, saw Watson have hits with “Ain’t That a Bitch”, “I Need It” and “Superman Lover”. His successful recording career spanned forty years, with his highest chart appearance being the 1977 song “A Real Mother For Ya”.
I want to finish my story for today wth guitar legend Mark Knopfler.
Knopfler in 2015
|Birth name||Mark Freuder Knopfler|
|Born||12 August 1949?
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
|Occupation(s)||Film score composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, singer-songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Associated acts||Dire Straits,?The Notting Hillbillies,?Chet Atkins,?Bob Dylan,?Eric Clapton,?Emmylou Harris,?Sonny Landreth,?Sting,?Brewers Droop|
Here′s Mark Knopfler playing “Brothers In Arms with big Orchestra.
I wish you a beautiful Friday and will come back tomorrow with a new story, this time about the Austrian record label DUM DUM RECORDS.